Real Time PCR Solutions for Food Safety

New Quantitative Nucleic Acid Standards for Astrovirus, Sapovirus, and Norovirus

Norovirus, Sapovirus, and Astrovirus are common causes of viral gastroenteritis worldwide, frequently resulting in diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. Because these viruses are difficult to culture from clinical samples, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has become the preferred method of detection. This molecular-based assay offers a number of advantages, including high sensitivity and specificity, broad reactivity, fast turnaround time, and low cost.

To support the continual development and evaluation of novel RT-PCR assays, ATCC has expanded its nucleic acid portfolio to include quantitative synthetic RNA representing key target regions from Astrovirus, Sapovirus, and Norovirus genogroups GI & GII.

ATCC® No. Product Description Source Information
VR-3237SD Quantitative Synthetic Sapovirus RNA Fragments from the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, VP1, and polyprotein regions.
VR-3238SD Quantitative Synthetic Astrovirus RNA Fragments from ORF1a, ORF1b, ORF2, and 3’ UTR regions
VR-3234SD Quantitative Synthetic Norovirus GI RNA Fragments from the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and VP1 regions
VR-3235SD Quantitative Synthetic Norovirus GII RNA Fragments from the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, VP1, and VP2 regions


Each quantitative nucleic acid preparation is measured for genome copy number using Droplet Digital™ PCR and extensively tested to ensure product identity, stability, quantity, and functionality with molecular applications.

So, skip the time-consuming in vitro preparation steps and let ATCC do the work for you with ready-to-use, quantitative nucleic acids! Visit us online to browse our complete collection of nucleic acids and other tools for enteric disease research.

Tags: Norovirus, QC Molecular Standards, Astrovirus, Sapovirus

Date Published: September 27, 2016

Source article link: ATCC » company contact details
Join us on Google+

© 2001 - 2018 Rapid Test Methods Ltd • Please join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn • RSS Feed